Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility NEW AD: Former Grassley Voters Say ‘Not This Time’  - Admiral Mike Franken for Iowa

NEW AD: Former Grassley Voters Say ‘Not This Time’ 

After 63 Years In Office and Millions in Corporate Special Interest Contributions, Iowans Agree: “Chuck Grassley Isn’t Working For Us Anymore”

DES MOINES, IA–Today, Franken for Iowa released a new TV ad in the race for United States Senate. 


In the ad, Iowans who previously voted for Senator Grassley take him to task for selling out to the corporate special interests, taking nearly $1.4 million from the drug industry, and subsequently writing the law to ban Medicare from negotiating lower drug prices, and blocking a law to cap insulin prices at $35/month.

The bottom-line is clear: Chuck Grassley doesn’t work for Iowans anymore, and Iowans know it.


I have voted for Chuck Grassley in the past

I voted many times for Chuck Grassley

Many times

But not this time

Sorry Chuck, not this time

Chuck Grassley sold out to the corporate special interests.

He took a bunch of money from the drug industry

He wrote the law to stop Medicare from negotiating lower drug prices

And blocked a law to cap the price of insulin at 35 dollars a month

After 63 years in office, Chuck Grassley isn’t working for us anymore.

About Admiral Michael Franken:

Admiral Mike Franken is running to defeat Senator Grassley. Mike has been campaigning across Iowa, meeting voters where they are to discuss issues that matter to them. 

Mike was born and raised in rural northwest Iowa, the youngest of nine children. Lebanon, Iowa, had eight houses, a church, a small school, and a feed store. The Franken home was small – one bathroom for a family of ten. Mike’s life centered on helping his dad, going to school, and exploring nearby Dry Creek. 

He learned the meaning of sacrifice from his mother – a one-room schoolhouse teacher with a brilliant mind who left teaching to raise a growing family. She maintained her passion for learning – always with a book in hand, encouraging her kids to read. 

He learned the value of hard work from his dad – a WWII veteran who mastered his craft in his small machine shop, where Mike learned to weld and run a lathe. Mike never shied away from work – he went on to do odd jobs as a farmhand for many farms in the area, and in a nearby meatpacking plant while in high school and college.

It was this humble and grounded Iowa beginning that gave Mike an opportunity to earn a scholarship into the U.S. Navy where he dedicated nearly four decades serving our country. He served in four navy destroyers, a destroyer squadron, and an aircraft carrier. Mike was the first commanding officer of the USS Winston S Churchill – deploying frequently to the world’s hotspots. He retired as a three-star Admiral in 2017.

Franken recently challenged Grassley, Iowa’s US Senator, to four debates, one in each Congressional district. Grassley has been in the US Senate for 47 years and in elected office for 63 years. Franken presents the strongest challenge to Grassley in decades with strong showings in recent fundraising and polling. 

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